Enhancing the Healing Environment

The Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme encourages and enables nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care.

Our work

Find out about the EHE projects

We have worked with more than 230 health and social organisations to support their healing the environment projects.

See our current EHE projects

View our completed projects directory

EHE and dementia

The Department of Health has commissioned The King's Fund to develop a number of specific programmes to enhance the environment of care as part of its work to improve the patient experience.

Find out more about our programme of work to improve the care environment for people with dementia

Assessment tools

To support clinical staff and their estates colleagues, we have produced a range of resources to enable hospitals and care homes to become more dementia friendly.

Download our EHE dementia tools and design principles

EHE and hospices

Department of Health Capital Grant Programme 2012/13

The King’s Fund are pleased to provide consultancy support to hospices who receive Department of Health Capital Funding with the development of their projects.

Download these resources

Download information on our consultancy support package for hospices and our Hospice Environmental Assessment Tool, available to support hospices with their environmental impact.

You can also download the hospices brochure for more information.

EHE publications and articles

Publications from this programme

We have produced a number of publications on our work and findings from the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

See all of our EHE publications

Reports and articles

A selection of independent reports and articles from the EHE team about the work of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

Read the findings and reports

See our articles and press releases

Awards for EHE projects

See which awards we've won for our work to improve environments of care.

EHE project award winners

About EHE

About Enhancing the Healing Environment

Our award-winning programme encourages and enables local multi-disciplinary teams to work in partnership with service users to improve the environment where care is delivered.

The EHE Network

The EHE Network is for individuals who are currently working on, or who have completed, EHE projects.It is an information resource and a forum to share experiences and best practice.